Digital Tipping Point: Real-time Linux hacker Bill Huey discusses Linux kernel society 11
In segment 10 (Tape 156~004), Bill talks about some of the different approaches to Java and .Net. He says that he thinks .Net will not take over the Internet. Microsoft products, in general, are classless. They are generic. Their attitude toward security is reckless. Security is not something you add, it is something that you build in from the ground up. Microsoft is a trend-follower and not a trend-setter. The Internet is way ahead of Microsoft. Linux incorporates advances found in the Internet rapidly, but Microsoft does not. .Net falls short of matching what is needed by the Internet. And you have to use their components in your code. Microsoft tries to lock you in with .Net.
In segment 11 (Tape 156~005). Bill says that Java is much more open compared with .Net. Microsoft will never control the Internet, because the Internet is open. Microsoft's proprietary ways will not lockdown the Internet. Switching topics, he says that OpenOffice.org is good. And the Free Open Source Software browsers are good. He thinks that Linux has reached critical mass in the nerd community, but has not been reached in the general consumer community, but he thinks that this will change with time. He doesn't think that Linux will decline in popularity. Linux is in potentially everything. It is in your TiVo. It is in servers. It is a very ubiquitous type of system. He is not sure when Linux become dominant. Sometimes he thinks one month, sometime he thinks it will never happen.
In segment 12 (Tape 156~006), Bill says that Linux provides flexibility that proprietary systems cannot, such as setting up a firewall. Microsoft Windows is still winning in games. People will need to feel comfortable that Linux is easy to set up and feel comfortable with it before it will be popular. Lots of people have interest in Linux, but we need more applications for Linux. We need to make Graphic User Interfaces better in Linux. X Windows is complicated and needs to be improved, made more simple. For his purposes, though, Linux is good for him, such as webbing, writing essays. He says that Linux is not quite ready for the general public, but is getting close. He switches topic to security. Security is important. You don't want to mess around with your machine. His Linux machine is secure. No one can break into his machine, unless they are really really knowledgeable. Microsoft Windows, on the other hand, are insecure, because they are prepackaged with insecure email technology.
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All of the segments of Bill Huey's interview can be found here:
http://www.archive.org/details/e-dv155_sf_03_bill_huey_linux_realtime_architecture_003_004.ogg (segment 01)
http://www.archive.org/details/e-dv155_sf_03_bill_huey_linux_realtime_architecture_005.ogg (segment 02)
http://www.archive.org/details/e-dv155_sf_03_bill_huey_linux_realtime_architecture_006.ogg (segment 03)
http://www.archive.org/details/e-dv155_sf_03_bill_huey_linux_realtime_architecture_007.ogg (segment 04)
http://www.archive.org/details/e-dv155_sf_03_bill_huey_linux_realtime_architecture_008.ogg (segment 05)
http://www.archive.org/details/e-dv155_sf_03_bill_huey_linux_realtime_architecture_009.ogg (segment 06)
http://www.archive.org/details/e-dv156_sf_02_bill_huey_linux_realtime_architecture_001.ogg (segment 07)
http://www.archive.org/details/e-dv156_sf_02_bill_huey_linux_realtime_architecture_002.ogg (segment 08)
http://www.archive.org/details/e-dv156_sf_02_bill_huey_linux_realtime_architecture_003.ogg (segment 09)
http://www.archive.org/details/e-dv156_sf_02_bill_huey_linux_realtime_architecture_004.ogg (segment 10)
http://www.archive.org/details/e-dv156_sf_02_bill_huey_linux_realtime_architecture_005.ogg (segment 11)
http://www.archive.org/details/e-dv156_sf_02_bill_huey_linux_realtime_architecture_006.ogg (segment 12)
http://www.archive.org/details/e-dv156_sf_02_bill_huey_linux_realtime_architecture_007.ogg (segment 13)
http://www.archive.org/details/e-dv156_sf_02_bill_huey_linux_realtime_architecture_008.ogg (segment 14)
http://www.archive.org/details/e-dv156_sf_02_bill_huey_linux_realtime_architecture_009.ogg (segment 15)
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